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    text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    Hiya

    I have a document that has a textbox. Usually with objects you can select the object> right mouse click >menu displayed>select Format>select tab position>checkbox Float over text can turn off & the object float over text is removed & the object becomes inline.
    However when I goto to this checkbox its disabled. its greyed out I cant access it.

    any ideas how I can change the properties to make this textbox inline?
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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    Could you attach a copy of the document? You can delete everything else in the copy, just leave the text box/check box.

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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    Hi Diana:
    Is the checkbox in the header/footer area of your document? Unprotect the document if it's protected & go to View/HeaderFooter & see if you can select it.

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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabl

    I have noticed the same thing, also Word97. When I insert a graphic into a text box, there are limited options. As a workaround I usually insert the graphic into the document (outside the textbox) and then move it over the textbox. Comments appreciated.
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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabl

    I think the picture-inside-textbox issue might be a different phenomenon, not limited to Word 97. Right-clicking a picture inside another container, even a table cell, seems to yield a "generic" menu. However, when the picture is selected, you still should be able to use Format>Picture to alter its properties and the Picture toolbar should appear (assuming you haven't turned it off).

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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    Hiya

    I've attached a sample document with the textbox. The textbox is in the header of the doc. the document is'nt protected.

    cheers Diana
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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    Hi Diana:
    I've had this problem before & forget why it happens. However, you can cut the textbox & paste special as a picture. Then you can format it inline. See attached.
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    Re: text box - checkbox float over text is disabled (W97)

    hey phil - that worked thanks for that. your'e a star. diana

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